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  • Obama's Land Grab Opens Path For Cartels, Illegals

    05/22/2014 10:09:02 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 23, 2014 | Investor's Business Daily
    <p>Land Grab: The Bureau of Land Management plans a Bundy-like seizure of New Mexico land for a national monument that will restrict Border Patrol access and provide an open corridor for drug and human traffickers.</p> <p>In August 2002, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Ranger Kris Eggle was killed in the line of duty. Allegedly the killers were drug smugglers crossing through the Arizona park, which shares a border with Mexico. Since Eggle's death, Organ Pipe has been called the most dangerous park in America.</p>
  • Only Cartels Benefit from Obama's Border 'Monument,' says Former Border Patrol Association

    05/21/2014 7:41:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 May 2014 | Kristin Tate
    Obama Administration is set to unilaterally designate a 600,000 acre national monument in New Mexico near the U.S.-Mexican border. The sanctuary, which will be called the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, has drawn sharp criticism from law enforcement who say it will impede border security. "By creating this monument, President Obama is ensuring a pathway to get drugs into the country" Zack Taylor, Chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, told Breitbart Texas. The Obama Administration will ultimately control how much access Border Patrol agents will have to the land, including whether or not they will be...
  • Hold your horses: Nevada standoff reveals bigger fight over federally owned land

    05/05/2014 8:58:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — Behind the hoopla surrounding Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s standoff with the Bureau of Land Management is a growing resentment over the federal government’s status as the largest landowner in the West. “This is so much bigger than one rancher in Nevada,” Utah state Rep. Ken Ivory, who heads the American Lands Council, said in an April 23 online debate sponsored by The Salt Lake Tribune. How much land does the federal government own? A 2012 Congressional Research Survey said the federal government owns about 640 million acres, or 28 percent of the nation’s land mass. Roughly 90 percent...
  • Before Bundy Ranch - What happens when constitutional vigilantes go mainstream

    04/24/2014 2:43:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Slate ^ | April 23, 2014 | Jared A. Goldstein teaches constitutional law and environmental law
    Constitutional vigilantism of the type on display at Bundy Ranch last week has been a recurrent feature on the margins of American political life. What is new—and dangerous—is that it has suddenly moved from the margins to the mainstream. And it comes with guns. Last week a mob of more than 1,000 armed protesters forced the Bureau of Land Management to back down from enforcing federal grazing fees. The protesters came out in support of local rancher Cliven Bundy, who’s been letting his cattle graze on federal land in Nevada for more than 20 years without a permit. “We’re standing...
  • Western state officials: Take control of federal lands within states

    04/19/2014 9:10:43 AM PDT · by ponygirl · 54 replies
    Idaho State Journal ^ | April 19, 2014 | AP
    <p>SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials from nine Western states say it’s time they take control of federal lands within their borders.</p> <p>The lawmakers and county commissioners met at Utah’s Capitol on Friday to discuss their joint goal of wresting oil-, timber- and mineral-rich lands away from the feds.</p>
  • Nevada follows Utah in exploring transfer of public lands

    04/14/2014 1:54:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 46 replies
    St George News ^ | June 6, 2013 | by Mori Kessler
    ST. GEORGE – Gov. Brian Sandoval signed Assembly Bill 227 into Nevada law Tuesday, approving the creation of the Nevada Land Management Task Force. The signing of AB 227 makes Nevada the fifth state to look into the movement initiated by Utah lawmakers that urges the federal government to transfer management of public lands over to state control. In a press release issued by the American Lands Council, Nevada Assemblyman John Ellison, the primary sponsor of AB 227, said, “Gov. Sandoval and our state legislature have taken the first step in fulfilling our responsibility to our children and for the...
  • Free federal lands to release Nevada's entrepreneurs and spur economic growth

    05/30/2012 10:04:44 AM PDT · by NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute · 4 replies
    Write on Nevada ^ | May 30. 2012 | Victor Joecks
    Derek Yonai, an economics professor at Campbell University, had a great op-ed in Sunday's Las Vegas Review-Journal on how freeing Nevada's lands from federal control would increase economic growth in our state. The federal government owns approximately 85 percent of Nevada's land, preventing the state from developing those lands to improve its economy and allow for job creation. With just 15 percent of the state left to its people for potential private development, Nevadans are restrained in realizing their entrepreneurial potential. Making due with only 15 percent of one's resources would hinder anyone. Who can flourish on 15 percent of...
  • Government data undercut Obama’s energy claims

    03/15/2012 2:13:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 15, 2012 | Dave Boyer
    Countering President Obama’s claim that he’s doing everything he can to increase domestic oil production, a top House Republican Thursday released data from the Energy Department showing that fossil fuel production on federal lands has fallen since Mr. Obama took office. The information compiled by the Energy Information Administration shows that total fossil fuel production on federal lands has dropped 7 percent since 2009 and 13 percent since 2003. From 2010 to 2011, total oil production on federal lands is down 14 percent and gas production dropped 11 percent. House Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings, Washington Republican, said the new...
  • Utah on verge of passing bill demanding Feds relinquish public land

    03/06/2012 7:06:52 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 06, 2012 | unattributed
    Lawmakers who want to seize control of federal lands are pushing a legal battle they insist is winnable despite multiple warnings their effort is highly unconstitutional and almost sure to fail in court. Utah is poised to become the first state to pass a package of bills that demand the federal government relinquish claims to huge sections of public land. A proposal that advanced Wednesday demands that by 2014 the federal government cede control of nearly 30 million acres -- nearly 50 percent of the entire state. A bill setting an identical deadline is also moving in the Arizona Legislature....
  • National Park Service has new land-grabbing tool

    12/30/2011 5:22:06 AM PST · by markomalley · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/29/11 | Ron Arnold
    Big Green has an unlikely new sales pitch to convince Congress to fund ever-expanding land grabs by the National Park Service -- save wildlife migration. A map overlay showing all the U.S. wildlife migration paths would blot out nearly half the nation -- a very clever diagram for empire-building bureaucrats. The obscure but well-heeled Wildlife Conservation Society (2010 assets $764 million) unveiled the idea last week in "Spectacular Migrations in the Western U.S.," a 45-page report on the purportedly urgent need for a widespread network of wildlife migration corridors to avert countless extinctions. The WCS is a consortium of zoos...
  • Free the Federal Lands for States to Develop

    05/08/2011 11:40:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 8, 2011 | Samuel J. Mikolaski
    When the United States was formed the Congress owned no lands. It is time to establish the right of land ownership for every state in the union. Heavy handedness by the White House restricting drilling in the Gulf and Alaska, combined with the day-by-day rise in gasoline prices, have focused public attention as never before on the enervation of local economies by federal bureaucrats and the emasculation of the power of states to create opportunity for their citizens. Add to that the attempt by the National Labor Relations Board to force Boeing to halt assembly of Boeing's Dreamliner in South...
  • The modern age of dhimmitude began 29 years agoWhen are we going to wake up?

    04/15/2006 2:41:16 PM PDT · by kinghorse · 18 replies · 678+ views
    none ^ | 4/15/06 | kinghorse
    The US and all free western people who use energy in their everyday lives are today, this very hour participating in a the payment of a dhimmi tax to the oil exporting countries. To be fair this started way back in the early 1970's with the advent of OPEC. OPEC was initially an almost 100% arab and muslim corsortium. Today it's reaching a fever pitch as the Mullahs and even the likes of Putin understand the louder and more bellicose the diplomatic tone, the higher the price of oil. Since demand exceeded production it's become the wild west where every...
  • Csonka pleads guilty to filming on federal land without permits

    02/02/2006 7:33:25 AM PST · by 11x62 · 83 replies · 1,932+ views
    Kodiak Daily Mirror (AP) ^ | Feb 1, 2006 | DAN JOLING
    Former NFL star Larry Csonka, the host of a cable television outdoors show, pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegal filming on national forest lands. As part of a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, Csonka pleaded guilty to knowingly conducting work activity in a national forest without obtaining a special use permit. Csonka agreed to pay $3,887 in restitution for filming about 10 shows on U.S. Forest Service land, said assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Goeke. At sentencing April 19, Goeke said, prosecutors will request a sentence of probation for one year and a $5,000 fine. Csonka could not be reached for comment...
  • Congressman calls for sale of federal land to fund hurricane relief

    09/22/2005 7:27:29 PM PDT · by cf_river_rat · 40 replies · 873+ views
    Summit Daily News - Frisco, CO ^ | September 21, 2005 | By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    DENVER - U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo on Wednesday called for the sale of federal land to fund Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. "The federal government may be cash-poor but it is land rich. There is demand for farm and ranch land, and the federal government should have long ago transferred its massive holdings to the private sector, where it can be put to use," the Colorado Republican said in a statement. He introduced a bill in Congress requiring the Interior Department to sell 15 percent of the federal land it controls, excluding national parks and Indian land. The Agriculture Department also...
  • ?Federal/State-owned Land?

    08/09/2003 9:22:26 PM PDT · by Susannah · 9 replies · 266+ views
    Does anyone know a site that lists the amount of acres of Federal Lands by state? I've seen conflicting reports on land preserves. One report I read said California had 20 million acres. Another report said 77 million acres. I've also heard the total for the USA is 900 million acres.